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"I've got red in my ledger, I'd like to wipe it out."
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May 05

Black Widow's feminist heroism in Age of Ultron. Finally, a writer who actually gets it about Black Widow's character.
'Avengers: Age of Ultron' is the ultimate Joss Whedon movie. According to Screen Crush "The second outing of Earth’s mightiest heroes has more in common with an episode of Buffy than it does with its fellow summer blockbusters. It is, first and foremost, the work of an auteur." Spoilers if you haven't seen the sequel.
Age of Ultron: Consequences, Legacies, Killer Robots. Birth. Movies. Death. discusses the thematic structure of Avengers: Age of Ultron.

May 04

Why Avengers: Age of Ultron fills this Buffy fan with despair. In the author's own words,"...I still can't square what I see in Age of Ultron with the pleasure I got from all seven seasons of Buffy... If we really are in a golden age of television, Buffy the Vampire Slayer was a harbinger. Age of Ultron is the beginning of nothing; at best it's a leaden, heavy-spirited middle." More...
(SPOILER) Second clip from Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 2x20 "Scars". Old truths surface during a new argument.
Age of Ultron: How much screen time does each Avenger get? Big spoilers if you haven't seen the sequel. Vulture did a similar screen time article for the first movie.
Joss deletes his Twitter account. For good?
How physics explains Thor's hammer and Captain America's shield. This is kinda fun.
Joss Whedon on the big moments in Avengers: Age of Ultron. This half hour Empire Magazine podcast interview with Joss is the nearest thing you'll get to a director's commentary until the DVD comes out. Some of Joss' comments you will have read before but there's a lot of new material here (pairings, what Joss fought to keep in the movie, the cut scenes, the actual length of the original cut, the last line etc). A transcript can be found here.
Linda Cardellini on her super-secret Age of Ultron role. She didn't even tell her family about appearing in the movie. More...
The new "Avengers" is really about the N.S.A.. The New Yorker writes that the newest Avengers movie continues the question of appropriate national security measures.

May 03

(SPOILER) Clip from Agents of SHIELD episode 20 "Scars". Lincoln's recovery scene & Agent 33 gets her brain scanned. More...



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